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September 24, 2020

Unaware by the American public the much-publicized 1960s era space race was as much about developing ballistic missiles as it was putting a man on the moon. And more specifically achieving submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) capability because there was an equa...

August 27, 2020

Civil War Through the Cold War Era
Just as submarines have evolved from the earliest days of the Alligator and the USS Holland so too have their weaponry. The word torpedo is rooted in the name of electric sea rays whose name comes from the Latin torpere meaning "to be...

June 30, 2020

Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs).
Like Nautilus before, another revolution in submarine warfare came with the commi
ssioning in 1959 of USS George Washington SSBN-598 that provided the U.S. Navy with the capability of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (S...

June 3, 2020

The Nuclear Age and the Cold War

Traditionally USN submarines have designations based on a combination of their propulsion and/or armament and mission capabilities. For instance, most diesel electric subs were “SS” to denote “(S)ubmarine...

February 27, 2020

The United States Navy Submarine Service has been officially in existence for one hundred and twenty years ever since the Holland VI was commissioned USS Holland SS-1 becoming the U.S. Navy's first submarine.  Submarines had not been widely operated by world navies bef...

January 31, 2020

According to a news wire dated Nov. 11, 2019 Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor along with his "Lost52Project" team have discovered the wreck of the WWII USN Submarine USS Grayback SS-208 in Japanese waters. The US Navy has officially verified the...

January 2, 2020

I met Mike while playing in a tournament of the bean-bag toss like game of corn-hole at the magnificent Riptydz Bar and Grill on beautiful Myrtle Beach that features two restaurant levels offering spectacular views of the beach, Atlantic Ocean and the adjacent 2nd aven...

November 8, 2019

I had relocated in July of 2018 from my home of thirty-one years in NJ to a resort oceanfront condo on the illustrious Myrtle Beach (MB) in South Carolina. Subsequently, having been settled in for barely two months Hurricane Florence reared her ugly head as a Category...

September 25, 2019

The Main Induction system is a vital component to modern submarine operations necessary to manage the introduction of external air into the vessel. Its origins are rooted in the submarine snorkel mast that is one of the most innovative developments and important advanc...

August 29, 2019

Held on the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River SC, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival is renowned as one of the largest festivals in the Southeast were locals and vacationers alike gather to enjoy fresh local seafood from waterfront restaurants and stree...

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